DD-WRT firmware turns Buffalo's latest 802.11ac router into a beast
DD-WRT firmware turns Buffalo's latest 802.11ac router into a beast
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DD-WRT firmware turns Buffalo's latest 802.11ac router into a beast

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[MUSIC] Hi, guys. **** Ngo here, and this is a new router from Buffalo. Now, this one is special, for a few reasons. First, this is actually a second unit. The first unit, right here, it die on me a few months ago when I was testing it. Turned out there was a bug that put, it into an, infinite boot loop. Now the bug is fixed so, all is good. The second reason why it's special because it has such a long name. It's so long that even I can't remember I have to read it from this piece of paper right here. So, here we go, Buffalo AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band DD-WRT WZR. 750DHPD router. There we go. Now, naming it that way is very much like calling me ****, the very cool, intelligent, funny man who is six feet tall and happens to be, Asian, Ngo. Well, that's actually better. And familiar. [MUSIC]. Well, the real reason why Express is here is because this is the very first router, that runs DD-WRT firmware I've reviewed. So what is, DD-WRT? That's a well known third party, open source firmware for routers and access point. Now, using that firmware on a router is very much like UNIX software system on a computer, instead of Windows or Mac OS. And generally have to hack your hardware to install it. With this one here, it comes, included as the default factory, firmware. Now, in my opinion, DDW-RT is by far the most advanced firmware that can really bring out the best of the hardware. [MUSIC] It also offer tha most features and the most in-depth customization. In fact, there's so much this firmware can offer that, even I might not know them all, and I definitely do not have time, to try them all. So, let's just look at a few example here. Well, first this one is true dual band router, so it come with. Two WiFi network, one for each band. But, for each band, it can offer, more than a dozen of extra network called virtual interfaces or virtual access point. No stock firmware, can do that. You can even host a very advanced hot spot for your home or your restaurant or your hotel or your neighborhood. Your not a simple guest network I'm talking about here. Now, there are a few options for you to manage your hotspot professionally, such as giving the users the option to log in, or even pay for your service. You can even make your internet ad free by making the router block online commercials, or even turn around into a very powerful VPN server, or VPN client. And of course, there are many other features, both for home and business, and with this one here, you have more in-depth access to the settings and configurations. Now, in short, if you are a savvy user who wants to have total control of your home or business network, the DD-WRT is the way to go. But what if you're just a regular home user? Well, you can use this Buffalo here too. It comes preconfigured with two Wi-Fi networks. With the information printed on the underside. And using that, you can just, use it right out the box. By plugging the router into the, power and connect this one port here, to the broadband modem. [MUSIC] Now, what you wanna do more, there is secret label right here that show you how to access a router as web interface. The router comes with one web ports, and four, land ports, all of them are giga bit. You also have one usb through tangle port, and one usb two tangle port, to host printers or, store devices. It is either stay vertical like this, or you can, move it, detachable standers route, to make it stay flat, this way. In my testing, this one here proved to be a solid performer. [MUSIC]. Especially on the five gigahertz frequency band. It also has, very stable Wi-Fi signal. The range though, is not the best ever seen but likely because it doesn't come with extra antennas. But, with a current cost of $150 or less, it's still a great deal, especially considering it comes with a three-year warranty. Now, for more of this Buffalo here, check out my full review at cnet.com. Oh, by the way, the long name [INAUDIBLE] earlier is actually my full name. I cut that to two words because well, I'm modest and also according to my dates, is sexier that way. And that's because, I'm **** Ngo, and this has been the first look, at the new router from Buffalo. I won't say it's full name again. [MUSIC]

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